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tracking doppler. >> high humidity. very warm temperatures. 88 degrees, the last report. take a look at radar. right now, all of the thunderstorm activity is to the north of the maryland area, as you can see across johnstown, harrisburg, particularly. a big cluster up there. that's moving away from the region. one cell here popping up in the extreme northwestern sections of garrett county. there's more activity from the southwest. you can still expect to see perhaps some storms yet this evening. tim has a look at the current watches and advisories. and all around the region. we have watches and advise oaries. >> they're -- advisories. let's take a look at the watches and warning for all of the state. for mostly everyone, right on across through the delmarva. we're looking at severe thunderstorm warnings in effect until 9:00 tonight. the front comes through. and at a cost. we have a very nice, pleasant
weekend in store. we will be looking for a pleasant saturday, with lower dew points, seasonably warm temperatures. with temperature in the mid- 70s, which is normal for this time of year. but again, to get to that, we have to wipe out this heat and humidity. and that's going to come by the way of this front. we'll have your complete updated first warning forecast. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for a complete update, log onto weench.com. the family of a teenager wins a legal victory in their long and agonizing battle. wjz stays on the story live at the ball field, where the tragedy happened. mike hellgren is live with the new twist on the investigation. >> the judge ruled the family can sue an electrical contractor for the city. green died when she touched a section of fence that had made contact with a live wire right
here and that sent jolts of electricity through her body. >> deanna green's family has been fighting for accountability almost four years ago. she was electrocuted while stretching on a fence. courts already threw out lawsuits the family filed against the city and bge. now, a judge ruled they can sue dell electric. a contractor that the city hired to do work on the area for wrongful death. >> my baby said she was going to be famous. i thought it was going to be with her operatic lyric voice. but i think she's going to make the world a better place. >> the fences installed and the wire issue was installed. none of their work could have ever foretold the existence of this condition. >> while dell plans to fight
vigorously in court. the green family says documents they obtained from the country -- company could enable them. >> you have to have knowledge of what's going on in your backyard. and they just refused to turn over any information. >> those who love green still feel impact of her death. her mom was standing next to her, the moment she was electrocuted. >> you remember her with a smile, a laugh. and not go back to where we were that night. >> we may have lost her. but we may have lost her for a mightier cause. >> this could eventually end up before a jury. reporting from druid hill park, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> the next court date in this lawsuit is set for july. new details tonight, about the trial for a man accused of killing a salisbury girl.
vic is in the newsroom with the latest on the trial of thomas leggs. >> the 30-year-old is accused of kidnapping sarah foxwell. the 11-year-old was taken from her salisbury home in december. her body was fond christmas day. legg's tainers requested to move his trial. it was granted. location and date of the said trial were not determined. leggs was charged with first-degree murder. and numerous other offenses. tonight, we learn more about a victim in a hit-and-run crash downtown. police say hul joe gonzalez, the second, of -- julio gonzalez ii was hit by an unknown car. the 39-year-old was taken by shock trauma when he died. investigators say they don't have any more information about the car involved in the crash. following the money. that is how federal investigators are learning more
about the may 1st attempted bombing in times square. three people have been arrested in the u.s. and at least two more in pakistan. but as randall pinkston reports for wjz, the probe is far from over. >> reporter: fbi agents are analyzing computers and documents they seized in raids across the northeast as they probed the failed may 1st bomb attack in times square. they've already arrested three meb on -- men on immigration charges. but those three also had contact with the bomb suspect faisal shahzad. it's not clear if they knew the purpose of the fund. authorities say the suspect used a centuries-old network of money transfers, called what walla. in that system, it goes hand to hand. >> chasing the source of the funding through the hawalas will be difficult.
>> reporter: many immigrants use them legitimately to send money to family members abroad. at least two people have been arrested in pakistan. both say they aided shahzad. security expert juan dur artie says terror groups could be looking for other u.s. citizens like shahzad to play roles in future attacks. >> to be able to find them, train them, deploy them to hit in the united states, in some ways, undetected, is a crown jewel for the group. >> reporter: american officials say the raids and the reps are not a signal of the new danger. but the investigation is still under way into whether he acted alone in the attempted bombing. one of the men arrested is a computer programmer in maine who told his boss that he knew the primary suspect faisal shahzad, with but had not -- but had not spoken to him in
years. investigators say raynor wiggins left their home in odenton. he hasn't been seen or heard from since. he is 27 years old. last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweat pants and a black cap. anyone with information call 410-222-3885. it has been nearly two years since a barber waiting for a bus was killed. weijia jiang has more on how the community is coming together to help shannon dudley. >> reporter: hi, kai. and hi to everybody. only are income the wrong place at the wrong time, this man's life is changed forever. now they are doing everything they can to help pay for a lifetime of medical bills and care. >> 24-year-old shannon dudley was making his dreams come true. >> as you know, it didn't happen. >> reporter: days away from
finishing barber school and hair design, shannon's plans were cut two years ago, when a group of men robbed and stabbed him. he was waiting for the bus on the corner of charles and baltimore street, after a night of studying. hours on the table. his grandmother, nellie ransom. >> when he found out what happened, everybody was upset. it tore our family apart. we were like, not him, not him, why him? because he don't bother nobody. he was just a child who went to school and wanted to become a barber. >> reporter: ransome says he took the buzz to and from school numerous times with no issues. >> our whole staff thought about, hey, what would it be like if we lost our chance to have our career, our dream? >> reporter: so the staff at the quint essential gentlemen, is hosting a fundraiser to make
the family's house wheelchair- accessible. see, shannon was stabbed in the heart. yet he's got nothing but heart. >> every day, he's getting better every day. >> everybody that meets him seeing you. touch of he touches you. >> he can't speak much, but he can communicate. >> you're welcome. >> shannon knows somehow his dream has not passed after all. >> reporter: and two men are behind bars for what happened to shannon, convicted of armed robbery and attempted murder. detectives call this ongoing and say more arrests could come. reporting live tonight at police headquarters, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> shannon's fundraiser is next friday, may 21st at the capitol grill. wjz is always on. for more information on how you can buy tickets on our website, click on the local news section. well, crews are working to repair a road in essex, after a water main break there. the water is back on to people living in the area. but back river neck is still closed at old iron avenue because of the break.
public works officials estimate it is the fifth break in that line since october. they say the area's infrastructure must be updated. well, excitement for the preakness stakes is building in less than 24 hours. jockeys, horses and cats will take over the city and certainly old hilltop. wjz is live it -- there now. >> hello, denise. quite a wonderful day out here is the best way to describe black-eyed susan day. some people cut out of work early. or just took the day off to enjoy the day before preakness, which is also a big party. >> oh, my god. black-eyed susan day. >> preakness weekend is officially under way. >> what is your strategy? >> my strategy is to look at the names and try to make up the rest. and if it looks good walking up here.
>> two straight. >> black-eyed susan stakes typically draw the second biggest crowd of the season. >> if they could do the mug club for $20. they could do champagne. and we're champagne drinkers. >> because it's wonderful. great horses. it's a great race day. and we don't have to worry about all of the crowd of preakness. >> reporter: and this year, the women are back in the saddle for the lady legend's race for the cure. >> how proud of you of her right now? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: retired female jockeys, some in their 60s. like barbara jo ruben, the first to win a race in the u.s. back in 1969. >> black-eyed susan drinks. >> racing fans enjoy a fantastic day, while some get their preak on. >> i said, we'll have our preak on.
>> first post tomorrow at 10:45. gates open here at pimlico at 8:00. we're live at pimlico race course, jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> great day out there. thank you, jessica. kentucky winner super saver is a winner. no mutter the out there tomorrow. >> i was there today, though. you should have seen the jockeys' goggles, covered in dirt. >> flying around. i know that's a lot of fun. still ahead at 5:00. devastating fire. a dozen people homeless after an early morning blaze. i'm alex demetrick. a bridge to jobs and a safer beltway. that story as eyewitness news continues. i'm going to make sure you graduate from high school and go to college. >> sending a message of excellence to baltimore students from actor-writer hill harper. >> i'm gigi barnett. that story is just ahead in tonight's school watch report.
to its "safe" life span. >> they say it is a bridge no longer able to meet current standards. >> this bridge is critically important to transportation in our region. just think if we had to avoid it and couldn't use the beltway on the west side of town. it would cause havoc. >> reporter: instead, it led to the unveiling of a $25 million construction job. it has already launched 350 infrastructure improvements in maryland. starting last spring that, has created jobs for some. >> it's brought a lot of the guys back from being laid off. >> created or saved 31,18 jobs. in the first month this year. >> but it's safety that counts most. >> talking to the secretary of transport aigd, it was one of the top four in the state. so this was a priority. it's going to mine a safer commute, easier commute. >> reporter: but long-term improvements will still take detours and lane closures.
>> quite sure we'll be able to put up with that for a little while to come out with safety on the end. >> reporter: starting with the removal of today's prop. and the beginning of work. >> well, work on the bridge will begin with ramp changes this spring. work is expected tock -- to be cleated in the fall of 2012. >> oh, that should be fun. [ laughter ] if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. hopefully no friday jams before preakness tomorrow, sharon. >> reporter: the good news is not as bad as the usual friday afternoon. snow serious accidents. one accident working now at windsor mills. and this is the ramp to westbound 70. a wreck in columbia. and four in the city. north monford at baker. and loch raven at lock ner. that was east baltimore, i'm
sorry. not baker. meantime, road construction continues in essex, due to a water main break. and back river road is going to be closed there. take southeast boulevard. 95 northbound slow from 216 to 175. and same goes for usual spot on 95. there's a look at your beltway drive times. and there's a look at 50 if you're headed to the shore. this traffic report is brought to you by bob evans. farm goodness today. actor and author hill harbor has a career message for children. he is using his celebrity to reach students in baltimore. the cameras, he's used to. but the welcome at east baltimore community schools, quite different for actor and
writer hill harper. he visited with a message found in his books. >> stay in school, be responsible. >> if you say a b is okay, or a b is good. that's all they'll do. >> students know harper from the hit show, csi new york. but they know has works, too. >> i want to read another one of has books. because it was inspiring to me. >> then i went to harvard, where i studied law. >> reporter: he says its -- it's support from other parents and adults that will make his message stick. >> two-thirds of our kids are being raised by single parents. it's tough. but it takes all of us to to decide. all of us to be mentors. parents here. these are folks that are
involved. and harper's baltimore visit isn't over. he will sign his book at the enoch pratt book lover's club. kai, back to you. and by the way, vic carter will introduce hill harper at the book lover's club. and it will be a weather lover's day. just a minute ago, you folks in york county, under severe thunderstorm warning. 87 now at the airport. south/southwest winds. barometer falling. come back and take a look at that friday night and weekend forecast after this. forecast after this. blatch ,,,,,,,,,,,, [house] wow! i feel like a new house
it's really southern dauphin county, pennsylvania. nowhere york, into -- northern new york perhaps northern se -- cecil county. the rest is quiet. may develop stronger. but right now, they're not that severe at this point. but we'll sill stillhave that watch in effect nfl officially until 9:00 tonight for areas west of the bay. and 10:00 for the areas east of the bay. temperature-wise, boy, it got warm today. 87 in baltimore, washington. 88 in hagerstown and cumberland. 86. 75 in oakland. 79 in pax river and ocean city with winds off the water. southerly air, southwesterly winds. but the really warm in. high dew points, very moist atmosphere. there's a frontal system. down through western pennsylvania, down through about lexington, tent -- kentucky. we still have the threat
through probably 9:00, 10:00. at least picking up through some of these storms along the frontal boundary. a batch of rain. probably until about 8:00, 9:00. we may see some steady rain. and that's what it will be with us tomorrow. sunshine, pleasant dry conditions for the preakness. looks great. all weekend. beautiful. as the high pressure moves in. by monday, this front stalls out. may bring us additional shower activity by monday afternoon. but the weekend looking really good. small craft advisory on the bay. bay temp, right about 62 degrees. any showers or storms tonight. some could be locally strong. and then showers later on. 62 overnight. that was yesterday's high, by the way. sunny issue beautiful, breezy day. high perfect at 76 degrees. we'll keep watching the radar for you. still ahead at 5:00. >> i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. in howard county.
in garrett county, some horses were found dead in a farmers field. the other 26 that survived were brought here. how they're doing today when eyewitness news continues. a different kind of cell phone ban. this could impact what your child takes to school. i'm ron matz at the mcdonogh school in owings mills. where first graders are reaching out to help a baltimore church. the story coming up right here on wjz.
it's 5:29. 87 degrees and partly sunny right now. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. right now, more than 4 dozen animals are fighting to survive. 17 were found dead. today, mike schuh checks in with the largest horses to survive. when the cops arrived at this garrett county farm, they found 49 horses and livestock alive. >> we've never seen anything like this in one place. >> what's going to happen today is each horse is going to receive an intake exam by a veterinarian. whether teeth, feet and gut are going to be checked. >> they have a ranking system to determine the general health of a horse.
goes from 1:00 to 9:00. this horse right here, it's a 1. >> there is no in number before 1 that a horse can survive at. >> i want to cry because i feel so bad for them. >> reporter: some of these horses are feral, scared of people, and have never worn a bridle. >> these horses are nowhere out of the woods. we have to start introducing foods and medicines to them without shocking their system. >> reporter: some still may die. looking out on what they've seen here,ine though for years- - here, even though for years, that i have nursed horses back to help. >> i think the ability to sleep at night, knowing this is going on your property, i can't wrap my head around that. >> mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. each of those horses cost days
inn farm $2200 a month. they welcome time and money. a fire in the middle of the night displaces a dozen people at a fire complex however, they say no one was severely injured. one woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. nine apartments were destroyed, leaving 12 people looking for a place to stay. the red cross is helping those residents. firefighters say those affected do have renters insurance. denise, back to you. >> fire officials estimate it caused about $750,000 in damage. a teenager is struck by a stray bullet inside her own home. they say one of the rounds went through a board.
the 14-year-old girl was treated at the scene for minor head woods. police officers risk their lives every day. a memorial was meld today to remember those officers who died protecting the public in baltimore county. suzanne collins was there. in baltimore conty, eight officers have lost their lives since 1969. serving the public. the county executive says police service is the core of a functioning society. >> people will not live, work or shop where they do not feel safe. >> reporter: the officer's desk came with many faces. a violent criminal. a mentally-ill man. what's how mark perry's brother and sister were killed in 2002. >> i had to keep going. i had three children.
and mark had three children. and the kids were first. i mean, i still stayed on the department and worked. and that was a little difficult. but it just had to be done. >> reporter: at a somber service today, the officers are remembered at the police memorial. the wives and mothers of those who have died were there, children who have grown older without daddy. >> reporter: this marks the tenth anniversary of bruce pros prossero. he was shot to death while chasing a grocery store robbery. >> the kids are doing great. they're into their sports. they are, they're good kids. and we have a lot of people that surround us that help keep my kids on track. >> reporter: fellow officers are forlorn about the loss of their coworkers, their friends, but committed even more so to carry on their duty. in towson, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> for a list of officers in baltimore county who lost their lives and the stories of how they died, go to wjz.com and
click on local news. encouraging news for the biden family. the vice president's son is expected to come home from the hospital next week. beau biden is being treated at thomas jefferson university hospital in philadelphia. after he suffered a mild stroke. vice president joe biden says doctors plan to release his son sometime next week. president obama is pledging to end the cozy relationship between federal regulators and oil companies in the wake of the gulf coast spill wreaking havoc on the government. terrell brown reports from louisiana. >> debating the size of the oil spill is not president obama's top priority. what really matters is this... there's oil leaking. and we need to stop it. and we need to stop it as soon as possible. >> reporter: independent scientists say oil may be gushing out of the well at a rate four or five times higher than the government's 200 gallons a day estimate.
the obama administration and bp insist. >> i think the people of this region expect us to do everything we can, regardless of what that number is. and that's what we're doing. >> while they may be presenting a united front, the president has made it clear he's tired of all of the finger pointing. >> i do not appreciate what i consider to be a spectacle. >> the president said there is enough blame to go around, including the federal government. he promised to end the cozy relationship between the oil industry and regulators upon. >> it is pretty clear that the system failed and failed badly. >> reporter: engineers are hoping the latest attempt won't fail. undersea robots are trying to thread a tube into a leaking pipe. the tube will suck oil into a a surface ship. it will help pull out some of the oil but not stop the leak.
>> the oil oil disaster has not changed the public's desire for offshore oil drilling. nor has it changed president obama's approval rating. school administrators say students used cell phones to fight in the hallways. and teachers say texting has become a big problem. the proposal would require students to leave their phones in their lockers, turned off all day. students would need the principal's permission to make a call. if you are a user of facebook, there are big changes coming. this comes in the wake of hackers and scam artists using facebook. >> it will also throw up road blocks when unusual activity is noticed on your page. >> in tonight's wjz healthwatch, a controversial genetic testing kit did not hit the store shelves as promised. walgreens decided against
stocking it after the federal drug administration questioned if the tests are safe. pathway genomics claimed the tests will use a saliva sample, to predict if you are predisposed to certain diseases. maryland's top baby names for the year are in. and it looks like the m.'s have it. number 1 names for boys start with m. michael tops the list with jayden in second and joshua. for girls, madison is number 1, followed by olivia and ava. only two of those names, michael and olivia, made it into the national top three list. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. more on mayor stephanie rawlings-blake's first 100 days in office. a controversial episcopal minister from maryland who will be concentrated as bishop in
the archdiocese. and for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. you've heard the expression, when you give, you get. well, some mcdonogh school first graders have taken that to heart. ron matz has more on how you can help these students win a charity donation. >> reporter: mary katherine's mcdonogh class is one of eight finalists in the give happy challenge. >> i entered just on a fluke. department think anything more of it. and about six weeks later, i got an e-mail saying we made it to the top 8 out of the u.s. and canada. >> reporter: if these students win an internet vote, they'll donate the $15,000 prize to st. ignatius church to buy a van. >> sometimes we can't get the
door closed and it can't start up. >> the van is 16 years old. it distributes food and clothing to baltimore's homeless. sue caesar helped start the charity in 1986. >> i mean, these kids, they get it. you know, they get that when we give, we get. >> the students have also made blankets and high jean kits for the needy. >> this year, we have been making doing lots of things to help the poor. >> reporter: the first graders here at mcdonogh need your help between now and monday. >> next monday, we'll narrow out four videos. goes from 8:00 to 4:00. then 4:00 to 2:00. thb then the grand finale. >> and the number 1 goal for the principal at mcdonogh, the joy of giving back. >> it's really helping me feel like i can help people, too. >> because you can't help
always. oint always have a chance to help. >> ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. and for more information on how you can help the mcdonogh students win the $15,000 for st. ignatius church, log onto our website, wjz.com. >> and all you do is vote. just go on and vote. sole survivor. tonight, a young boy learns his family did not make it. space shuttle atlantis heads for space one last time. bob turk in the first warning weather center. what a great weekend headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and here's a look at tonight's report from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,
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one. and zero and liftoff of space shuttle atlantis. the shuttle is on a 12-day supply mission. with only two flights left, this is the last one for atlantis. wjz is live right now. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams have a look at what you can expect this weekend. >> woo have a severe thunderstorm warning for you at 6:00. and showers and thunderstorms developing. a little closer to the baltimore metro area. that's the york county area. also further west. and far western maryland. something just popping up here
on the carroll county line. let's zoom in here. right along one moving off. things are going to get a little active here over the next couple of hours. and we have the watch in effect until 9:00 tonight. tomorrow's forecast, big, big improvement. it's going to be a really beautiful day. six in the morning. sunshine all day long. tomorrow, a beautiful day with a nice breeze. tim has a look at the extended five-day forecast. as bob talked about, tomorrow is going to be a nice day. nice conditions right on through sunday. take a look. temperatures staying in the 70- degree range. 73 to 75. 72 on monday. chance of showers both days. we start to see clearing. overnight lows, staying pretty much down in the mid-50s. now, your energy saver tip of the day, addresses avoiding
placing lamps or sets near your air conditioning thermostat. the thermostat senses seat from has appliances, which can cause air conditioners to run more. can you go to wjz.com and click on the special section of our home page. back inside. >> thank you, tim and bob. we have breaking news for you at this hour. a sex offender, convicted of killing two teenage girls in california, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. john gardner has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. he admitted raping and murdering 14-year-old amber duboy last year and 17-year-old chelingsy king in february. a sole survivor of the plane crash. the parents and brother of 9- year-old rubin were among the 103 killed.
the boy is scheduled to return in holland. singer and civil rights activist lena horne was laid to rest today. horne died sunday at the age of 92. she is remembered for breaking down color barriers as she sang, act the and danced, from new york to hollywood. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for all of these stories and more coming up. vic is standing by with a preview. hi, vic. >> hi, kai. and finally back in custody after nearly two weeks on the run. police capture someone. baltimore's own oscar winner, monique is keeping business after her win of the oscar for "precious." now, back to you. >> thank you, vic. eyewitness sports is next. ,,
for the preakness tomorrow. >> kind of quiet now. as far as the preakness runners for tomorrow, final preparations put in today. quiet here tonight. i guess what's most important in the next 24 hours, a good night's rest before those 12 ponies load the gate for the start of the 135th running of the preakness stakes here tomorrow evening. all eyes on the kentucky derby winner, super saver. the preakness favor is now a star. along with his trainer, todd fletcher. and saturday, they're joined by another star, jockey calvin burrell who has won four triple crown races. >> he's got a terrific feel for getting horses to relax and the one thing we spent the winter working on was getting him to settle a little bit. and i think he has played a big role in that. >> super saver in a gallop.
the 5-2 favorite figures to be challenged by second favorite. looking at lucky. trainer nick zito has jackson bend going against them. >> most of the people are picking super saver and looking at lucky. probably on paper, that's the way it looks. so again, it's on paper. this famous guy once told me, billy irishman, billy dugin, he said you gotta do it out there. >> veteran mike is not looking to pick the favorite. no triple crown winner in 2010. >> i don't know if it's what is good for horse racing in general. >> we have been 32 years without a triple crown winner. >> if you want to consider some of the other entries, the most rested in the preakness field
is a twist. just four career races and his last run was more than a month ago. edgar prado will be. skippa way died today after suffering a heart attack at the age of 17. skip away won almost $ -- $10 million in its career. return to baseball. as the orioles continue their home stand. birds beat seattle in that thriller yesterday afternoon. they've improved their play. a home record. cliestled going with justin masterson as their starter. he'll face an o's lineup. 7:05. you can see the game on masn
hd. coming up, we'll give you a look at the black-eyed susan stakes. top runners here. back to you for now. >> thank you, mark. still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. justice for diana. justice for a family whose daughter was electrocuted. >> we want it not to happen again. >> why her family says the city well, here's the thing: this was the only "sporty two-seater" they had on my budget. uh-huh. and the seats go all the way back. (announcer) settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. for the money you'd spend on a stripped down new car, you could get a fully loaded, guaranteed-quality used car at carmax. now more than ever, the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be. allergies? chlor-trimeton.
coming up at 6:00. a teenager electrocuted playing softball at a city park. who should be held accountable for her death. a young man recouperating. the aspiring barber was only a week away from getting his license. i'm weijia jiang. that story next on wjz eyewitness news. i'm jessica kartalija. we're out here at pimlico. it is black-eyed susan day. more coming up from pimlico race coarse straight ahead. storms moving this way. the first warning weather team is closely tracking doppler radar. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now.
hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> this hour, severe thunderstorm watch is in effect near nearly all of maryland. what's in store for the night? meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking live doppler radar. >> like popcorn in a microwave. still have a severe thunderstorm warning in effect. all of this activity moving quickly out from west to east. further west, another batch from gettysburg. that is heading out to the east/southeast.